Jays' Gose shows off wheels

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:30 PM ET

DUNEDIN — With one out in the top of the ninth, Detroit leading 1-0 in a game they would win by that score, Blue Jays outfielder Anthony Gose worked the pitcher for a walk.

A group of Tigers coaches were watching from down the right field line as Gose took his lead, then kept extending it.

“Look at that lead,” several of them said in unison.

“We were saying the same thing in our dugout,” said Toronto manager John Farrell.

With the count 0-2, Gose finally took off for second, stealing it easily.

Detroit coach Phil Roof looked at his stop watch.

“That’s 3.24 (seconds),” said Roof. “That’s in Rickey Henderson’s league. Gonna have a tough time throwing that guy out.”

Gose then stole third but was stranded there as the game ended.

“He’s got some tremendous tools,” Farrell said. “It was a quality at-bat first of all to draw the walk. He has the ability to impact a game in multiple ways.”


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